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Published November 29, 2013


John Boorman has given us many great films over his illustrious
career. Two of our All-Time favorites are Deliverance and Excalibur. 
Before he brought us his version of the incredible James Dickey novel
though, he gave the world 1967's Point Blank which stars Lee Marvin,
Angie Dickinson and features the debut of John Vernon.  This is a twisty
story of criminals and double-crosses, of organizations and the man who
stands up against them. It is the story of Walker, who wants his 93K,
no matter what.  A brilliantly realized film, both technically excellent
and featuring a very challenging narrative.  Played very low-key, this
surely set the tone for the world would expect from cinema in the 70s. 
After Boorman had given the world Deliverance, he was given free reign
for his follow-up, so he wrote and directed a real mind-bender, 1974's
Zardoz.  Featuring surreal imagery, subtle technology, and enough satire
to choke a horse, this is an unfairly lambasted effort.  Starring James
Bond himself, Sean Connery, it is set in a post-apocalyptic world,
where armed bands of Exterminators follow the command of huge, floating
stone head, to wipe the earth clean of brutals. Your choices with Zardoz
are to laugh AT it or to laugh WITH it, as it is both serious and also
purposely goofy.  Watch it twice, watch it three times, and show it to
others, just to see the WTF look on their faces.Please let us
know what you thought of the show by sending mail to
flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com or by leaving us a
message on our Facebook page.


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